Delbert the Duck has Holiday Elves
Of course we know of Santa’s elves
They watch so we behave ourselves
Now we’ve learned – we never knew –
That Delbert also has a crew
Of ducks who keep an eye on us
They never quack and never fuss.
They simply watch, then make a list.
We like these ducks, we get the gyst
Of why they’re here and what they’re after
We love their quack and join their laughter.
They even help us out with chores
They answer phones and open doors.
They wade through shelves of toys and balls
They check the food shelf just to see
That things are as they ought to be
These clever ducks don’t miss a trick
As volunteers they chose this shtick.
These ducks are sure they’ll only find
Neighbors who are good and kind.
People who just do their best
Not because there is a test
Folks who work for just one reason
Because they want to share the season
And so we thought we’d share these shots
Of Delbert’s ducks in special spots
Where Neighbors staff and volunteers
Are hard at work as Christmas nears.
With Delbert and his duckling crew
We send our yuletide love to you!
– Mary Treacy